In 2018, Are We In Niagara, Ontario Ready To Get More Engaged In Municipal  Affairs? Are We Ready To Vote For Real & Positive Change?

The Upcoming October Elections May Be The Most Important Municipal Elections For This Region In Decades

A Brief Commentary from Niagara At Larger reporter and publisher Doug Draper

Posted January 5th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

We are getting off to a very cold start to the New Year and a relatively slow one on the internet where Niagara At Large posts all of its news and commentary.

It’s all hands on deck for a better future in 2018. Let’s get engaged!

With both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on a Monday this holiday season, the remaining days of both weeks, including this one, have been understandably slow for the usual high volume of news releases and other messages coming in to Niagara At Large, and for the numbers of visitors we normally get the NAL site.

So with that reality to contend with, we are saving a lot of our news and commentary, including some good pieces we have received from other, for a full ramp up of Niagara At Large around the middle of this coming week – starting on or about Wednesday, January 10th – when most of us are back to work, school and other more regular routines, and more focused on what’s in the news.

And there is are a lot of important reasons to get focused this year, including a provincial election in Ontario this spring, congressional and senate elections for our American friends and neighbours in the fall, and right here in Niagara this coming October, possibly the most important municipal elections  in decades, given the mess we are now contending with at the regional level of government alone.

More on that mess later when more of us are back and focused following the holiday season and hopefully ready to get engaged in the municipal affairs of our region and work with campaigns for change for the better this coming fall.

Let’s hope, for the sake of our region’s future, that enough of us get involved enough to make change for the better happen.

Last year, the following circus closed after 146 years.

This year, can enough of us in Niagara do what is necessary to close down this one after three?

Let’s hope so!

Stay with Niagara At Large as an alternative news and commentary source for our greater Niagara region, and together we can play a role in making change for the betterment of all!

In the meantime, we will continue posting some news and commentary here that needs posting now. But our full ramp up on the NAL site begins on or around this coming Wednesday, January 10th.

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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